Wildlife


Thursday morning was mass exodus day from Marina di Ragusa – the first calm weather day since Saturday. We were in the first batch of departees at 6am when the marineros came on duty and could help us and others without those new-fangled bowthruster gizmos to turn in the narrow […]

Sicily to Malta


After a few days at Vonitsa, we headed to Preveza to wave farewell to our cruising companions of the last month or so as they headed back early to their winter quarters. On our way we saw some dolphins leaping and splashing in the distance. When we arrived at the […]

Amvrakia Gulf


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There we were, minding our own business pootling sedately up the Lefkas Channel when up behind us comes a 40m power boat which starts to overtake us. They overtake quite sedately, perhaps they didn’t want to make too much wash for us.Β Which would be all well and good if there […]

Lefkas Channel to Vonitsa



Our plan was to do a clockwise circuit of the Ionian, running down the mainland, across to the Peloponnese and back up the islands. After Mitika our next stop was Petalas on the mainland, our longest journey for a while at 20nm. Once we were south of Kalamos a F6 […]

Nisos Petalas


Leaving our Med mooring spot in Ormo Abelike went perfectly, there was barely any wind which helped a lot. As soon as Colin untied the windward stern line, Emerald gently moved forward as the taught anchor chain obeyed the laws of physics (Hooke’s law for those that care) and returned […]

Lazing on Meganisi